Free CNA Training and Certification Videos

Congratulations to all who have completed nurse aide training classes and are getting ready to challenge the certification exam to become certified nurse assistants! When taking this important exam not everyone's experiences will be the same, but most of you will go through normal levels of anxiety and nervousness. While a lot of anxiety does interfere with your ability to concentrate properly, a mild form of nervousness is normal and necessary to be alert and focused on the tasks you will need to perform. As you already know from your CNA training courses, the nurse assistant state exam consists of two separate sections, the written part and the skills or clinical component. The more you practice before taking the test, the better you will perform. To prepare for the written part of the nurse aide exam, take as many CNA practice tests as you can, and review your class notes along with textbook quizzes.

To prepare for the skills portion of the examination you must again practice, preferably with a friend or family member. CNA skills videos are a great guiding tool and many nurse aide students have found them fun and helpful when reviewing for the nurse aide exam. The more you go over the steps involved in performing a given nurse aide skill, the more comfortable you will be when taking the actual test. Make sure you know the sequence of the steps and the reasons behind performing each individual step. Having someone present, such as a friend or a family member, will help you overcome the anxiety of being watched by a test evaluator. Our advice is to schedule the nurse aide state exam after you have reviewed and practiced the test material. CNA practice questions and answers, nurse aide sample tests, as well as CNA skills videos are available tools you can use to feel confident and prepared for this important evaluation.

Patient and Resident Environments
Find out how to maintain a comfortable and safe environment for your clients. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Warm and Cold Applications to Skin
Warm and cold applications to the skin are used for a variety of reasons. They are only given with a written order from a physician and for a specific period of time. This video lesson will show you when and how to use warm and cold applications. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

How to Measure Pulse, Respiration, Height, and Weight
Learn how to correctly take vital signs as well as taking height and weight measurements. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Mississippi Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook
This handbook presents the steps you must follow to apply for and take the exam to become certified as a nurse aide in Mississippi.

Neurological Disorders
The nervous system controls and coordinates all body functions allowing us to speak, hear, taste, act, learn, smell, see, and remember. The topic of this lesson is neurological disorders. (part 1, part 2)

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Nursing assistants have both legal and ethical responsibilities. This video focuses on the legal and ethical responsibilities of caregivers. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Home Visit
Home health care provides quality medical care in the privacy and security of the home. This video presentation focuses on what is involved in home visit for a home health aide. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Diabetes Mellitus
Find out what diabetes mellitus is and how to take care of patients with different types of diabetes in a healthcare setting. (part 1, part 2)

New Hampshire Nurse Aide Written Examination and Skills Evaluation Candidate Handbook
This handbook is designed for candidates seeking nurse aide certification in New Hampshire and it describes the process of taking the NNAAP Examination.

Staff Communication and Interaction
This video presents issues related to the components, types, and styles of communication, and tips on being a good listener as they relate to staff and client interaction. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

What is Rehabilitation?
This video lesson deals with rehabilitation and the role of nursing assistants in this process. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Therapeutic Interaction
This video lesson deals with therapeutic interaction which is the helping relationship you should develop with your coworkers and the patients with whom you work. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

New Jersey Nurse Aide and Personal Care Assistant Candidate Handbook
This booklet is for candidates seeking nurse aide or personal care assistant certification or recertification in New Jersey. Find out about the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) certification program for nurse aides working in long-term care facilities and personal care assistants working in assisted-living facilities.

Client Positioning
The topic of this video lesson is client positioning. Learn about the importance of changing positions as it relates to skin, blood circulation, muscle, joint and bone integrity. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

New York Nursing Home Nurse Aide Certification Handbook
This document contains general program information and instructions regarding the procedures that nurse aide candidates must complete to become certified as a nurse aide and be listed on the NYS Nursing Home Nurse Aide Registry (NAR).

Free CNA Training Videos ( Page 6 )

A nursing assistant training course gives you the knowledge and skills required for entry-level CNA jobs, but as a nurse aide program graduate you must prove your competency by passing a state exam. The nurse aide test is the final challenge you need to overcome so that you can hold certification in a particular state. Nursing assistants who move from one state to another and wish to transfer their CNA certificate are also required by several states to sit for the nurse aide competency exam. Candidates challenging this test for the first time might experience a certain level of nervousness and anxiety. These feelings are absolutely normal, and usually subside once the test begins.

Some of the most important things you can do to prepare for the CNA exam include: give yourself enough time to prepare for the test after you complete the nursing assistant training; review your notes and take any available practice tests; practice the skills outlined in the candidate handbook; rest well prior to the exam day, and keep a positive attitude. The nurse aide exam is not identical in every state. If you are applying for transfer of your certification from one state to another and have to challenge the CNA exam, make sure you obtain a candidate handbook from the testing agency in the state to which you are endorsing. This will ensure that you study the material you will be tested on, and that you are aware of any differences in skills or procedures required in that particular state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Aline A. on August 16, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Hi, I am a nursing assistant from Brazil and I am wondering if I will be able to challenge the CNA exam.

Admin on August 17, 2014 at 08:22 PM
A nursing assistant trained in another country and looking to work as a CNA in the United States, most likely has to complete a CNA training program and competency testing in the (U.S.A.) state of their choice in order to become certified. Contact the nurse aide registry for the state you are interested in, and ask them about your options regarding CNA certification, eligibility, and training. Good luck!

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Certified Nurse Aide Jobs

Where can I find a job once I finish a nurse aide training course and pass the CNA certification exam? Nurse aide jobs are available in many different settings including nursing homes, home health care agencies, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospices, physician's offices, adult day care centers, and clinics.

The important thing to remember is that no matter what setting you choose to practice as a CNA, you must be supervised or overseen by a nurse. State and federal regulations clearly state that the work of a nursing assistant must be conducted under the direction of a registered or licensed nurse.

To stay within legal bounds regardless of what state you work in, make sure that your duties are delegated by a nurse only. Physicians, other doctors, other certified nurse aides, physical or respiratory therapists are not entitled to delegate tasks to a certified nurse aide.

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